Florida's Brightline, on Florida East Coast metals, is catching on. "The data covers service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale to March 31. January saw 17,800 passengers and $146,500 in ticket revenue; February: 24,100 passengers, $220,000, and March: 32,900 passengers, $297,300."
The intriguing figure is the popularity of Brightline's Select, which is a latter day First Class. "Brightline’s Smart service attracted 40,600 passengers and generated $275,000. The higher-priced Select ticket accounted for 34,200 passengers and $388,600 in revenue."
The current train formations are three Standard, er, Smart coaches, and one First, er, Select carriage. Will we see additional Select cars added to the rakes, or a change in the fare structure?